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can I drink coffee if I have strep throat

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Strep verification?: Was your strep throat verified by culture?If not, you have to find the cause of your pain. In the meantime try ice cream or popsicles. They are very s ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Antibiotics alcohol: although alcohol does not reduce the effectiveness of most antibiotics it can delay how quickly you recover from an illness. It's a good idea to reco ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Eastburn
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes but why?: There would not be any significant reaction between the amoxicillin and alcohol but the alcohol may irritate the throat causing increase pain and disc ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jacques gideon Tredoux
Specializes in Diabetology
Sore throat: You seem to have inflammatory condition of throat. If you in fact did have strep throat diagnosed and had antibiotic treatment, the white spots and re ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Whatever is helpful: Some people's throats feel better after sipping warm drinks, while other people feel better after sipping cold drinks. There are no rules on what one ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
16 years experience Pediatrics
Strep throat: Sure, if you feel up to it, go for it!
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: You can drink cold water almost any time.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience Dentistry
No: Alcohol is not recommended. It compromises the immune system and if you are on antibiotics it will negate them.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Yes.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Scleroderma : If its important to you to drink wine, one glass a day would probably be ok. I wouldn't recommend any more than that however.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Try tea: You may wish to try tea instead of coffee. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sore Throat: Drink plenty of liquids and see your doctor if it doesn't improve.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
NyQuil ; throat pain: Hello, it is ok to take nyquil for throat pain. There is Acetaminophen in this product that will help with the pain.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, you can.: Once you've been on your antibiotics for 24 hours and are fever-free for 24 hours, you may return to your normal activities, including singing. Just b ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Have evaluated: You are still be in an age group where untreated strep can produce rheumatic fever a month or so down the road & make the rest ur life miserable.(& co ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Sore throat: Pain is helped with advil or tylenol (acetaminophen).Strep throat must be treated with appropriate antibiotics.Only your doctor can test for strep thr ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I would be.: You need to listen to your body. It knows best.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Normally, patients have a sore throat, fever, headache, and nausea. You may also have a rash.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Yes, there is no reason why the strep throat should have anything to do with your pain medication.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Cuture for pertussis: If you have a whooping cough, you should be cultured for pertussis. You may need to be on antibiotics. See your doctor now.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See Below: You mean do I have a viral pharyngitis or a strep throat. Most sore throats are due to viral infection. Fever, pus on your pharynx or tonsils or enl ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
If you want to: But remember there's always the risk of contracting HIV or std infection.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Not Ampicillin: Take Penicillin VK or a cephalosporin antibiotic for the strep. Throat. Do not take Ampicillin or Amoxicillin which will cause a rash in 90% of person ... Read More

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